Our house was built in the forties and has some very interesting features. The original house had a side door that opened right onto the basement staircase landing. It was small and cramped and kinda dangerous. The previous owners (who lived there until they were ninety, how cute is that!?) had a tiny addition built around the side door. Except I don't know what they were thinking 'cause it's still really small. It's also really ugly.
First, it has carpeting. It looked great when we moved in but after only a few days with a muddy golden retriever it didn't look so hot. Second, it has a little cubby/closet for coats n' things but it doesn't have a door. I'll let you imagine a mess of coats and dog poo-bags and leashes and shoes. Not pretty. Third, each wall is made of a different material. One wall is painted brick (the original exterior), one side is painted paneling (ew), and the other is painted textured plaster. Fourth, the trim and baseboards they used don't match the rest of the house. Fifth, it's beaten to all heck from so much use. There are dings and dents all over the place. And last but not least, it's sooooooo small still. When there are a few people coming in at once it's so crowded and dangerous (don't forget it's at the top of the stairs).
Why am I rambling on about this you ask? I have no idea. Oh yeah, I wanted to disguise a bit of the ugliness. Awhile back I purchased two matching picture frames from Homesense for one of the tiny walls. The frames have been sitting in a closet for about half a year 'cause I couldn't find anything to put in them.
This morning I decided to just stick some pretty scrapbook paper in (for now) and get them hung on the wall. Alex wasn't here so I just used nails (instead of anchors and screws). Soooo much faster.
Now, before you start thinking that I'm a crazy scrapbook paper lady, I want to remind you that these are temporary and that the only other scrapbook papers I have in my house are in those two tiny butterfly pictures. Hmmmm, tiny butterfly pictures and now butterfly scrapbook paper. Maybe I'm turning into the crazy butterfly lady.......
|The two empty, original frames.|
|Trying to see what would look good.|
|All cut out and ready to go.|
|The butterfly paper was from this pack at Michaels.|
|All hung up with |
|I think I like it.|
|Better than nothing, right?|
Well, my work for the day is done. Time for a little snooze. I've had a terrible cold all week and am still all sniffly and pathetic.
Unrelated Note #1: I'm trying out bigger photos and a different font. Do you like the changes or should I go back to the usual?
Unrelated Note #2: I'm desperate for a new follower. I logged on yesterday to see 169 instead of 170. Someone actually went to the trouble of unfollowing my blog. I'm still crying inside and wondering what I did wrong. Boo hoo!
Unrelated Note #3: Just want to say hi to a few of my new followers. Thanks for stopping by and please don't stop following (see above). I'll be your best-friend in the whole wide world.